21 Minimalist Tattoos That Will Make You Want to Get Inked

Do you love tattoos but can’t quite bring yourself to take the plunge? Forget the commitment of a full sleeve and get on board the minimalist tattoo trend. Trust us when we say they’re the ultimate in cool-girl accessories. Ever since Cara Delevingne wowed us with her rebel-chic inked look and louder-than-life personality, we’ve had our eye on her flawless tatted style. From inner ear art to tiny ankle tats, we’ve found some supremely spare designs that are worthy of your consideration. Take a look at this ultra-cool ink that has us inspired to go under the needle asap.

1. Hidden Sun + Moon: We love the way this subtle tat remains hidden upon first glance. Who knew you could rock the sun and moon in such a chic way?

2. Inner-Finger Statement Tat: A minimalist tattoo can still make a statement, as this beauty demonstrates. Inscribing an inspirational word on your inner finger will serve as unlimited motivation for all your creative endeavors.

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3. Finger Decal: The tops of your fingers give your subtle ink a more visible spot. The simple heart and quirky little alien combo look beyond fab with a sparkly black mani.

4. Couple’s Cup o’ Joe: You and your S.O. should consider a matching pair of tats like these tiny coffee cups. Not only will you have a daily reminder of your love for each other (and your favorite beverage), but they’ll also make for the cutest story to tell anyone who asks.

5. Coordinating Couple’s Tat: If you and your S.O. go together like apples ‘n oranges but don’t want to go the identical tat route, we totally approve of these coordinating shapes. These too-cute-for-words his-and-hers geometric designs have us smitten with their understated elegance and simple charm.

6. Inner-Arm Affirmation: The simplicity of this affirmation is beyond perfection. With a “blink and you’ll miss it” vibe commemorating the importance of gratitude, you’ll be forever reminded of all things positive.

7. Tiny Inner-Wrist Design: The inner wrist is one of our favorite spots for low-key ink, but we die for this adorably tiny sketch of a paper airplane. Its simplicity and quirkiness makes for unbeatable tattooed charm.

8 Inner-Ankle Line Art: Floral tattoos are definitely having a moment, thanks to their universal appeal and timeless beauty. We love this pared-down take on a botanical tat that serves up major minimalist vibes.

9. Inner-Ankle Cosmos Tattoo: For those of us who love a little whimsy, here’s an entire Little Prince-inspired cosmic design concealed on the inner ankle. Call us a sucker for all things tiny, but it just doesn’t get any better than this intergalactic nod to one of our fave characters.

10. BFF Moon + Stars: Are you and your bestie bound together like the moon and stars? Rep your undying BFF status with ink via an adorable coordinating tattoo. They look great on their own, and they look even better together.

11. Back of the Ankle X + O: This striking tattoo proves you don’t always need to go big or go home. Stay simple with a graphic style that’s timeless and universal.

12. Back of the Ankle Leaves: Nature-themed tattoos are among our favorites of all time, and this ankle design is just so cool. Best of all, it’s tucked away in a spot that isn’t immediately visible — perfect for dodging HR.

13. Inner Wrist Wave: This inner wrist wave is the best way to honor your beach-babe tendencies without going overboard. City gals, don’t be discouraged — this wee wave works even if you’ve never set foot on sand, as a symbol for how you ride the waves of urban life.

14. Modern Boho Arm Bands: This bohemian glamour girl has stolen our hearts with her modern update of a nontribal arm band. The three clean lines pair beautifully with her eclectic boho jewelry.

15. Flock of Birds: This bold tattoo reminds us of a flip book capturing a bird in motion. Whether you see this as a single bird launching into flight or an entire flock lifting off, we just can’t get over the tat’s artistic appeal.

16. Tiny Tree: A tiny tree with delicate, bare branches is the very definition of laid-back cool. Give a subtle nod to winter with this woodland design. (Photo via Pinterest user Olivia Dainton)

17. Symmetrical Sternum Decal: We can only imagine how gorg this must look with a bikini, but our fave part about this symmetrical line drawing on the sternum is that it’s hidden in plain sight. It’s discreet enough for day, but comes alive at night courtesy of a low-cut top. (Photo via Pinterest user Tattoodo)

18. Hidden Hallows: The simple geometric design of the Deathly Hallows from Harry Potter tattooed smack-dab in the middle of the neck makes this the ultimate hidden gem. We love the way this tattoo lets your Potter obsession be your own little secret when you let your long locks flow.

19. Inner-Ear Solar System: This adorably tiny planet and stars inscribed on her inner ear is giving us major tattoo envy. The impossibly small juxtaposition of interstellar detail with chic pearl studs gives this fashionista just enough edge to totally steal our hearts.

20. Behind-the-Ear Line Drawing: We. Love. This. The hidden line drawing of a delicate flower is almost completely disguised by the curvature of her ear. Once spotted, it’s as cute as can be and a total revelation. We give two thumbs up to this sneaky masterpiece.

21. Harry Potter Fangirl Classic: Sorry, not sorry. We had to include another nod to Potterheads across the world. Just try and resist this minimalist tribute to our very favorite fictional teen wizard. We applaud this chick’s admirable fangirl status. Brava!

Have you seen any minimalist ink that’s inspired your next tattoo? Let us know on Pinterest!

We are always down to try caramelized foods of all sorts — whether savory , sweet or a little bit of both, there’s just something about toasted sugars that’s, well, oh-so-toasty. Today we present you with 23 irresistible recipes from around the web that have a sweet caramel element front and center. From cookies to croquembouche, we’ve got you covered in this roundup!

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Buttered Caramel Popcorn Cake

Tight-crumbed yellow cake, salted caramel Italian meringue buttercream (so fluffy!), buttery caramel corn and a salted caramel drizzle combine to create a to-die-for, totally homemade, ridiculously unique cake. My word! (via La Pêche Fraîche)

Chocolate Macarons with Salted Caramel Ganache

Chocolate macaron shells sandwich a homemade chocolate salted caramel ganache filling. Don’t want to mess around with whipped egg whites quite yet? We suspect that the ganache filling would be terrific on its own, eaten by the spoonful! (via Simmer and Boyle)

Caramel Apple Toast

This stacked French toast is filled with caramelized apple slices and spiced cream cheese. The finishing touch is not your ordinary maple syrup, but a warm, maple-caramel drizzle instead. (via The Cozy Apron)

Salty-Sweet Bagels with Ricotta and Caramel Sauce

Don’t these sweet-savory bagels sound out of this world? In place of cream cheese, ricotta is spread atop these homemade bagels along with a honey caramel sauce. (via Australian Gourmet Traveller)

Salty Banoffee Pie

Almost no baking required! An easy homemade toffee (or dulce de leche) tops a buttery digestive biscuit crust along with sliced bananas, piles of whipped cream and generous amount of shaved chocolate. (P.S. Does hearing banoffee pie always remind you of that scene in Love Actually when Keira Knightly plies Andrew Lincoln with a slice in exchange for viewing his footage of her wedding?) (via Dalia’s Kitchen)

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Milk Stout and Sea Salt Caramels

A great homemade caramel recipe that can easily be customized for the holidays by using your favorite seasonal brew; check out these nine milk stout recommendations from Bon Appétit. (via Vegetarian Ventures)

No-Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake . . . in a Jar!

We just love these personal-size cheesecakes! They are the perfect dessert for your next party — all the heavy lifting, including serving, is done ahead of time leaving you with more time to mingle with guests — or as a tasty, travel-ready treat to take on a picnic or glamping. (via Brit + Co.)

Wonton Apple Pies with Caramel Dipping Sauce

What a great change of pace from the usual apple pie. Each wonton is only a few bites, meaning there’s sure to be enough room left to down one or two of these dipped in a homemade, salted vanilla caramel sauce at the close of a large, holiday meal! (via NeighborFood)

Caramel-Stuffed Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

A welcome surprise awaits you inside these pumpkin and pecan oatmeal cookies in the form of caramel. No raisins here! (via Butterlust)

Salted Coffee Coffee Creamer

Sure, store bought caramel-flavored creamer will do in a pinch, but now you can DIY it to your taste using this recipe! (via Alaska From Scratch)

Apple Cider Pancakes with Caramel Apple Syrup

Stacks of fluffy, apple cider-laced pancakes are topped with a homemade, caramel apple syrup. (via Taste and Tell)

Caramel-Wrapped Marshmallows

These 100% homemade caramel-marshmallow squares will make a terrific homemade gift for the holidays! (via Not So Humble Pie)

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Floating Island in Caramel and Dulce de leche

A impressive dessert, the smooth, airy meringue reminiscent of mounds of snow is enveloped in layers of caramel. Keep this recipe in mind for the next time you have lots of egg whites to use up! (via Vintage Kitchen Notes)

Pumpkin Caramels (Paleo)

Pumpkin puree, honey and coconut oil are the only ingredients you need to create these simply delicious, paleo-friendly pumpkin caramels. For a non-paleo version, be sure to check out this recipe courtesy of the same blog. (via Kitchen Vignettes)

Salted Chocolate Caramel Tarts

Almost too cute for words, these chocolate, caramel and, uh, more chocolate confections can be made two ways: handheld or in a large format for slicing. (via Cakelets and Doilies)

Salted Caramel Bourbon Milkshake

Ice cream, adult chocolate milk, salted caramel sauce and bourbon are whirled together in a blender to create this sneakily strong milkshake. (via Brit + Co.)

Sweet and Salty Bacon Crack Pie

Intentionally under baked, caramel oozes out of the custardy center of this pie made with a crisp bacon-studded oatmeal cookie crust. A sweet-savory twist on the addictive Momofuku dessert! (via The Moonblush Baker)

Dulce de Leche Pull-Apart Bread

Pockets of dulce de leche elevate this brioche into an extraordinary loaf. (via Disturbingly Delicious)

Olive Oil-Saffron Ice Cream with Burnt Orange-Caramel Swirl

Each scoop of this homemade ice cream has so many layers of flavor packed in; olive oil, saffron, orange, caramel combine to form a totally unique blend. (via Food52)

Croquembouche

This French dessert may be a classic at weddings, but why not break with tradition and serve it as a show-stopping Christmas centerpiece instead? Each choux pastry puff is filled with creamy custard and enrobed in spun caramel! (via Saveur)

Gluten-Free Ricotta Doughnuts with Bittersweet Chocolate + Salted Caramel Dipping Sauces

No need to wait around for yeast to do its magic in these donuts — as soon as the batter’s mixed, fluffy ricotta fritters are dropped into hot oil. Alternate between the two toppings or combine them for an out-of-this-world treat! (via Girl Cooks World)

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Candy Bourbon Milkshake

Blend together vanilla ice cream, homemade bourbon caramel, bourbon, espresso and miniatures to create a totally fun-yet-adult milkshake. (via Kitchen Konfidence)

Salted Bourbon Caramel Pops

Jarred goat’s milk caramel made with a touch of Kentucky straight bourbon comes into play here, speeding up the pop-making process. If six hours is too long to wait for these creamy treats, consider picking up a Zoku quick pop maker — it’ll have them ready in a mere fraction of the time! Feel free to swap in your favorite, non-boozy type of caramel sauce for a custom — and more kid-friendly — version. (via Autumn Makes & Does)

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We are always looking for new smoothie recipes, and Hailey Bieber has got us covered. Her new collab with Erewhon Market is our new summer smoothie obsession. This strawberry smoothie is tasty and contains ingredients that are so good for your skin, it's almost unbelievable. If you don't live in California, or you just want to make it for a fraction of the cost, keep reading for everything you need to know about the drink that will give you glowing skin.

What's In Hailey Bieber's New Smoothie?

Not only do the ingredients in this skincare smoothie give your skin a boost, but they'll help in the long run too. Almonds contain a nice dose of vitamin E and zinc, while strawberries are good for your heart, and the collagen and hyaluronic acid may help your skin cell turnover. Plus, this recipe uses vegan cream instead of dairy, and both maple syrup and dates, sweeteners that have more nutrients than sugar.

There's one ingredient on here that you might not be familiar with at all: sea moss gel. This ingredient (which you can order on Amazon, btw) is sea moss that has been soaked in water to soften. As weird as it sounds, it's good for your heart and your immune system.

How To Make Hailey Bieber's Strawberry Glaze Skin Smoothie

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We would definitely recommend the vanilla collagen peptides, but if you're not a huge fan of vanilla, you can go with unflavored instead ;).

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Feel free to make any swaps with other ingredients that you prefer. @glowwithava switches maple syrup and the strawberry glaze for date syrup, and honestly we're on board.

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To make your homemade strawberry glaze, just melt some strawberries and honey, then use a strainer. Easy-peasy!

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Self-care is always important, but when you're struggling with something like infertility, taking care of your body and your mind is more important than ever. In honor of Infertility Awareness Month, we spoke to reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist Jessica Ryniec about some ideas for handling anxiety and physical pain, and enhancing emotional wellbeing.

B+C: Why is self-care important when coping with infertility?

Dr. Ryniec: Infertility can be extremely stressful, isolating, even without adding the physical and mental demand of evaluation and treatment; it touches all aspects of your life. The uncertainty about the outcome can make this even more frustrating and difficult to handle.

An infertility diagnosis can cause psychological symptoms similar to those caused by other serious medical conditions such as cancer (Domar 1993), and self-care is essential to help getting you through it. While stress or anxiety is unlikely to be a cause of your infertility, we do know that managing stress during fertility treatment may lead to better outcomes.

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B+C: What does self-care look like when dealing with a medical issue?

Dr. Ryniec: Self-care can look different for different people because everyone responds to stress in different ways. My number one recommendation is to give yourself grace and be kind to yourself. Also, try to find time to do the things that you enjoy. Whether that be going for a walk, doing yoga, spending time with friends, reading or even binging an entire show online in one sitting. Try to take time every day to do at least one small thing that makes you happy.

B+C: How does self-care help with the anxiety someone might be feeling about infertility?

Dr Ryniec: Practicing self-care can include techniques that help reduce anxiety, and it can give someone safe “infertility free” time so that they are not constantly in a state of focus on only infertility, which often leads to worsening mental health and anxiety.

B+C: Certain conditions that cause infertility, like endometriosis, can be very painful. Are there particular stretches or activities that can help with pain?

Dr. Ryniec: Endometriosis pain can be difficult to manage and just like self-care, different things may work for different people. Heat tends to be a reliable treatment option whether through heating pads or warm baths. TENS machines also can provide a lot of relief for some people. There can also be good effects from physical therapy and acupuncture. Always make sure, though, that if you’re in treatment cycles, you clear anything by your doctor.

B+C: What are some physical self-care activities you recommend?

Dr. Ryniec: We know that some form of moving your body can be beneficial, and yoga, acupuncture, exercise, and progressive relaxation have all been shown to improve physical and mental well-being through infertility treatment. I recommend finding an activity that you enjoy and doesn’t feel like a chore because that increases the benefits.

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B+C: What are some mental self-care activities you recommend?

Dr. Ryniec: Finding and committing to “fertility free” activities to allow yourself a break can be really important to mental health through this process. Meditation and mindfulness can help with negative self-talk, which is often a huge source of mental anguish.

I also think it is really beneficial to outsource the things you don’t need to do yourself if you have the ability to have friends or family cook food when they can, hire a house cleaner, avoid taking on extra projects at work, and so on. Taking some of these things off your own plate can help decrease your mental burden.

B+C: What are some emotional self-care activities you recommend?

Dr. Ryniec: I think it is so important to try to rally your support and ask for help if you need it. While I believe it is important to recognize and acknowledge your feelings, it is also important to find a way to do this and then let them go, whether this be through talking to friends, your partner, community support groups, a therapist, through journaling or some other mindfulness practice.

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Keeping kids engaged and well-fed during the summer months has always been a challenge. Considering how many parents had to juggle full-time jobs and childcare over the last couple of years, lunch ideas for kids may not have been the biggest priority. But kids (and parents) always appreciate a kid-friendly food that will fill little ones up and fuel them for summer fun. Enter these homemade pepperoni pizza roll-ups that no one — no matter their age — is going to turn their nose up at. They're *that* delicious.

Pepperoni Pizza Roll-Ups

Ingredients For Roll-Ups:

  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 4-5 sliced uncured pepperoni slices
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil, optional*

Healthy Sides:

  • 2-3 strawberries, sliced bottom to top
  • 1/2 fresh zucchini or cucumber, cut into shapes
  • 2-3 carrot chips, cut into shapes
  • Ranch dressing

Directions:

  1. Stovetop method: Place one tortilla in a large skillet and heat it over medium heat. Spoon the pizza sauce over the tortilla, leaving a little space around the edge. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the top of the sauce, then layer the pepperoni over the cheese. Heat until the cheese has just melted, then move the tortilla to a cutting board. You can add the chopped basil, if you’re using it, then roll up the tortilla once it is cool enough to handle. Slice the tortilla into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Microwave method: Add the pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, and pepperoni slices to the tortilla. Place it on a plate, then heat it up in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, until the cheese is melted. Add the basil or just roll it up and slice into pieces.
  3. Serve the tortilla with sliced strawberries, cut zucchini or cucumber, carrots, and ranch dressing. Fresh fruit and vegetables cut easily with mini stainless steel cookie cutters and look fun!

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Recipe and photos by Sarah Anderson.